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What’s Going On With Sammy Sosa’s Face?

Posted in WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
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What A Difference A Day Makes

You’ve probably seen the pictures of former Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa appearing at a Las Vegas event recently having a dramatically different skin tone. This much lighter version of Sosa had some speculating that he may have vitiligo or that steroid use is the cause of his new hue. According to a purported friend of Sosa’s, and Cub’s employee Rebecca Polihronis, Sosa was just as surprised he came out as bright as he did due to his new “cleansing” regimen.

“He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin, he was surprised he came out looking so white.”

So, does this “rejuvenation process” involve contacts and a relaxer? Whatever, Mr. Sosa.

All jokes aside this is an issue. If the rumors are untrue and he doesn’t have a skin condition, then his way of thinking is just sad. What was he being told and shown as he grew up in The Dominican Republic that made him think his darker features were unacceptable? Black, brown, white, yellow, red, purple – they’re all beautiful! Just accept it and own it! LINK via Dlisted

(Image courtesy of Zalubowski/AP, Djansezian/Getty)

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Jack Black Should Play Magic Devlin

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Peep the video above for the wonder that is Magic Devlin! I was watching this thinking to myself “Is this guy for real?” I’m still not sure, but he’s entertaining and funny regardless.

From his synthesized music to his ill fitting spandex outfit and his habit of rockin’ out while doing magic tricks, I totally thought this would be an awesome character for Jack Black to play. I’d go see that movie.

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Nude Olympics To Be Held In San Francisco

Posted in Entertainment, International, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

ancientgreeceolympicsThe U.S. may have lost out to sunny Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, but who needs clothed athletes when you can head out to San Francisco for the Second Annual Nude Beach Olympics? Set to take place October 10th at Baker Beach, participants won’t be competing for gold, silver, or bronze but instead taking a cue from ancient Greece and vying for wreaths made of olive branches.

“Events include the 100-, 500-, and 1,000-meter dashes (though, on foot and in the sand, “dash” may be the incorrect word. Would “jangle” work?); ancient Greek wrestling (“No slugging, kicking, biting, or gouging”); sumo wrestling (same set of forbidden moves); discus (actually, a frisbee is involved); broad jump (nude broad-jumping … make your own pun); volleyball; and touch football.” Link!

(Image courtesy of Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Woman Becomes Pregnant While Already With Child

Posted in Fitness & Health, News, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

GrovenburgultrasoundArkansas couple Todd and Julie Grovenburg were shocked when they visited the doctor for a routine ultrasound only to find out she was pregnant again. But these aren’t twins. In this rare case, doctors believe Julie conceived a second child, a son whom they’ll call Hudson, two and a half weeks after she was already pregnant with their daughter whom they’ll name Jilian.

Dr. Karen Boyle, who spoke with ABC News, stated the babies will possibly have seperate due dates.

“The interesting thing in this case is if these children were actually born on their due dates, the older child would be born at the end of 2009, and the younger child would be born in the beginning of 2010.” Link via Yahoo

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30 Dumb Inventions

Posted in Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

babycageNo, I’m not talking about the atrocious Snuggie or the culturally ignorant Hawaii Chair; that would be too contemporary although befitting nonetheless. I’m referring to Life Magazine’s ranking of the worst inventions taken from 1940’s through the 1960’s.

Take the Baby Cage, shown above, from 1937:
“A nanny supervising a baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens, or qualms about putting a child in a box dangling over a busy street.” Link via Digg

(Image courtesy of Life)

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Wonderfully Weird Balloon Art

Posted in Arts & Crafts, WTF?! with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

JasonHackenwerth<At first glance, you may think you’ve come across a photograph still from a science fiction movie filled with creatures from planets light years away but take a closer look and you are indeed looking at balloons painstakingly put together in beautiful way.

New York based artist Jason Hackenwerth has chosen the medium of balloons to show what he feels conveys the “combination of spirituality and sexuality.” But why use something so fragile as this thin plastic and not a more permanent form like stone?

“I’m filling them. The air inside is slipping out. It’s a great metaphor for our own lives.” The works sag with gravity over time, shrinking as they age, “a perfect combination of sadness and joy.”

Link via The Daily Mail

(Image courtesy of Jason Hackenwerth)

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Flashback Friday! (Moments In Love-Art Of Noise)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by TheDiversePurse


I freakin’ found it! I couldn’t remember the name of this song of the group for the life of me. I didn’t have much to go on besides a haunting beat and a music video involving ice skating, masks, and an eerie undertone. Well, after much searching the mystery is solved. It was Moments in Love by the Art of Noise from 1983.

Doesn’t it seem like the 80’s were full of music videos and movies involving European aristocrat balls and the 16th / 17th centuries all together?

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New Art By David Lynch

Posted in Arts & Crafts, Movies, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

DavidLynchcollageDirector/author/producer will be showcasing new works of art if you’re in the Southern California area. It will include massive collages that are so non-linear, it’s obvious its a Lynch. (via The Daily Beast)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE/INTERVIEW

CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW OF LYNCH’S NEW PIECES

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7 Inappropriate Children’s Toys

Posted in Uncategorized, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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The gift-giving holidays will be here sooner than you know it so be sure to steer clear of some of the TOYS ON THIS LIST.

The top two creepiest, to me, out of the bunch would have to be the You Can Shave The Baby doll and the Pole Dancer. In regards to the hairy baby – what the hell is that?! Besides, maybe, individuals suffering from hypertrichosis I think it unncessary to shave a baby let alone encourage other babies to think it’s ok to take a sharp object and shave another one.

As for the latter toy, what parent in their right mind would buy this for their daughter? It might be different if this was renaissance themed and the doll was dancing around the maypole, but she’s not and that toy is not cute at all. (via Huffington Post)

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Another Child Found To Cry Tears Of Blood

Posted in Fitness & Health, International, News, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

georgebuchanantwinkleI posted earlier about U.S. teenager Calvino Inman and the mystery involving random tears of blood flowing from his eyes. Doctors and his mother are baffled. But, halfway across the world, a little girl in India is experiencing the same situation.

National Geographic filmed a young girl by the name of Twinkle, who bleeds from her eyes, head, palms, and other random spots, as she was tested by an American doctor to find the cause of so-called stigmata.

The news special doesn’t air until September 13th, but according to the National Geographic website Dr. George Buchanan has already made his conclusion after visiting Twinkle.

“The pattern and nature of her bleeding really fits with no known bleeding disorder.  Although I am always willing to give patients and their families the benefit of the doubt (and maybe indeed Twinkle’s has something totally unique, previously undiscovered and inconsistent with known medical science), I think that her bleeding is brought on in some way purposefully (motive unknown) by Twinkle and/or her mother.  To confirm with this, we need to observe a bleeding event right from the start.  The best way to do this would likely be prolonged direct observation 24 hours daily in a controlled medical setting.”

CLICK HERE TO SEE HER PAGE AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

(Image courtesy of Barcroft Media)

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